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    Default Slant trucks?!?

    Ok. so i have a stock set of trucks that i got off a cheap board. They are called slant trucks, and i've been trying to see if they are even... good? and to be honest, after riding on them for a couple weeks (having only began longboarding a couple of months ago) i can say they do kind of suck. can anyone tell me otherwise, or should i really just invest in some new trucks?


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    Default Re: Slant trucks?!?

    Never heard of em...
    Try investing in new bushings - Venoms, or Sabres
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    Default Re: Slant trucks?!?

    What sucks about them? Maybe you can put some new bushings in and make 'em better. My first deck had cheap-ass no-name Indy knockoffs, and I rode those for over a year after swapping the rubbish bushings they came with for some Khiros.
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    Default Re: Slant trucks?!?

    Could we have some pics?

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    If this is them, then they don't look so bad. I ALWAYS replace my bushings. I buy a set of trucks and usually toss the original bushings because they usually suck so bad.


    Go try some new bushings. It'll fix them and only cost you about 15 bucks
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    Default Re: Slant trucks?!?

    Are magnesium trucks really worth buying??? I hear they are weeker then reguler trucks.

    They are very light... 2 of them weigh just as much as 1 paris etc trucks.

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    Default Re: Slant trucks?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by leewhyme View Post
    Ok. so i have a stock set of trucks that i got off a cheap board. They are called slant trucks, and i've been trying to see if they are even... good? and to be honest, after riding on them for a couple weeks (having only began longboarding a couple of months ago) i can say they do kind of suck. can anyone tell me otherwise, or should i really just invest in some new trucks?
    I'm new to this also, but I think the trucks are okay, they come on a twin peaks bamboo board ,but the bearings suck don't know make,also out 8 washers only out side one where there. my other ride is a sector 9 lombok 46..luv it,. you can find specs on slant trucks at ...Canada's Largest Online Skateshop - Area 51 in Duncan, BC

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    Default Re: Slant trucks?!?

    When you search the web for the best of this or that, it realy comes down to is what you want your board to be, a rocket a race car or streetride, sure the best is always good but I think that money spent on bearings is #1 then wheels for your adrenaline rush remember to-days $500.00 board is $50 in the time it takes to deliver it...
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    Looks to me like globe found out who made the trucks for force, and had them replicate/re-brand it.
    The force bushing-seat was actually pretty nice, though that's about all I can say...
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    Default Re: Slant trucks?!?

    I recently saw these trucks in a skateshop not so far from here, didn't ask for the price though...and didn't ride them either, but I have a old board laying here that I'm planning to bring back to life...so I was thinking about these trucks (no need for anything fancy, and was thinking to make it my 'test sh*t on it' kinda board) So maybe I'll buy a pair of these just to see if they are any good
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    there 50 $ trucks... unless your bushings suck they should ride pretty good
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    Default Re: Slant trucks?!?

    I ride on Slant trucks often. They are really nice for sharp, quick carving. Very smooth turns. They are OK for downhill, but not as stable at really high speeds. Overall a good truck, definitely get some good bushings for them, usually the default ones are really squeaky and non responsive.

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    Default Re: Slant trucks?!?

    ok the thread is old but i need to know if anyone removed the kingpin to fit a longer one and get some good bushings.
    I got some 150mm under my globe cruizer and they feel like they cold be great with the right setup

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    Default Re: Slant trucks?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by pegue View Post
    ok the thread is old but i need to know if anyone removed the kingpin to fit a longer one and get some good bushings.
    I got some 150mm under my globe cruizer and they feel like they cold be great with the right setup
    The first ones have kingpins that slide right out, like Randals, except not inverted. The newer ones use knurled buttonhead kingpins like Paris. But yes, you can replace 'em with longer kingpins, you'll just have to hammer them out.

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    Default Re: Slant trucks?!?

    Not really sure about the kingpin; I'm desperatly trying to find some adequate bushings on those trucks since I get rid of stock bushings.

    The top cupped washer stop the turning and avoid the wheelbite… I'm still working on the good balance between loose truck and wheelbite... and I still fail.

    So, maybe ask your local reseller?

    edit: sorry if my grammar is bad – english isn't my natural language please don't flame

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    Default Re: Slant trucks?!?

    they come flipped for some reason, unflip them, you'll get more lean room.
    A stim' type of bushing board-side may help stop it from biting as well.

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    wait... yeah just play with good bushings.
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    Slant trucks aren't too bad with a bushing swap but they bend very easily and overall feel crappy. Slight bend in 3 of my axles on my only pair. Unless your going only cruising, I suggest some gullwings if your really strapped for cash (picked up a set for 30 online). Randals/Paris would be your best bet though for a good all around truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airdack View Post
    Slant trucks aren't too bad with a bushing swap but they bend very easily and overall feel crappy. Slight bend in 3 of my axles on my only pair. Unless your going only cruising, I suggest some gullwings if your really strapped for cash (picked up a set for 30 online). Randals/Paris would be your best bet though for a good all around truck.
    Yeah right, but I already got a set of Paris (they also bend) and a set of bear 852. I just wanted to upgrade the Slants 150mm to have some fun; don't want to spend money for new trucks.
    The point is that i don't want to hammer the kp out, risking not to find a longer one on the market. Those are US standard, rare in Europe.
    Maybe chopping some old bushing would make the job...not in the same way tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by leewhyme View Post
    Ok. so i have a stock set of trucks that i got off a cheap board. They are called slant trucks, and i've been trying to see if they are even... good? and to be honest, after riding on them for a couple weeks (having only began longboarding a couple of months ago) i can say they do kind of suck. can anyone tell me otherwise, or should i really just invest in some new trucks?
    I got a Dusters Kraken drop through for my girlfriend and it came with slant 150mm rkp trucks. I am 6ft and 150 lbs and used to riding 40" boards with paris 180mm trucks. That being said i tested this board out and noticed the trucks turn quickly without much lean and the stock bushings seemed decent since they rebounded to center easily. For me with my frame, I found it was difficult to get used to after riding my boards since the standing platform was shorter than I was used to and I am used to 180mm trucks. Since my girl is 5'4" 100lbs, i would assume that this board feels to her the same way mine feel to me based on the size difference between us. It could be that you, like myself, am not used to this kind of feel from 150mm trucks because it turns much more quickly, or it could be a multitude of different variables that could cause you to not care for how they ride. As others have posted, the things you can change to adjust the feel are the bushings, washers, the deck you have them on, flip the hanger, top mount vs drop through if you have that option, etc. Personally, I feel like these trucks are good for riders who are shorter, lightweight, and are mounted on a board with a smaller wheelbase such as the kraken. I don't know how durable they are since she is pretty easy on them and the most abuse I gave it were a few speed checks while I rode it. She isn't sliding on it yet but if she ever starts I can give an update on how they hold up. It seems some people on this thread said they bend easily so this would be another reason they may be better for light weight riders. Hope this helps!

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    My son has slant trucks on his drop through pintail. From what I recall, the stock bushings were OK but too stiff for him. I think they may have come with a double cone setup (tall/medium combo). He flipped the hanger and swapped them out for softer barrels and I must say its a fun board to ride. Very lively trucks with a nice lean and feel. I like them though I don't ride the board that often. The way he has it set up its stable and the bushings are soft enough for me tor run slalom with it. Nice trucks for the money, IMO.

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